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MITCHELLS ATLAS MAP SET 1863
CIVIL WAR MAPS.
6 full Map plates and8 Authentic Antique Maps:
Description:This is anauthentic Civil War era antique mapset from Mitchellâ€™s 1863 New General Atlas, 150 years old.Each Map isasteel plate engraving with originalhand coloring as issued with the desirablefloral border.They are from Mitchell's New General Atlas, published in Philadelphia by Augustus Mitchell, 1863.This set is still attached together by the original binding as it was taken from the atlas; each map has an earliercopyright date of 1860, 1861, 1862, or 1863along the bottom margin in small print that states "Entered according to an Act of Congress in the year 1860 to 1863 by Augustus Mitchell in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington." A printed copy of the title page is also included for authenticity. The maps are sold as a single set of sheets as seen in the pictures and were removed from an 1863 Mitchellâ€™s atlas that could not be repaired or rebound because of the condition of the boards. This is arare and Beautiful Classic Antique Map set with Superb Color!
What a great way to own a part of American history, this famous atlas was made by one of the greatest map makers of the 19th century, Samuel Augustus Mitchell.
MAP #1 is a MAP THE World in Hemispheres. MAP #2 is a MAP of the World on the Mercator Projection. MAP #3 Map of North America. MAP #4 is a County Map of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Cape Breton and PR. Edwards and map of the city and harbor of Halifax. MAP #5 is Map of Canada East in Counties and a map of Montreal. MAP #6 is a Map of Canada West in Counties.
EIGHT 6 FULL PAGE MAP PLATES AND 8 total MAPS!!
Be very careful when you buy an antique map, if the map has no imperfections or age spots and is in almost perfect condition than you might be buying a modern copy. I fully guarantee that all my antique maps and books are 100% antique as described.
Size: The maps plates size measures approximately12 1/2 by 153/8"page.
Condition:The map set isin Very Good condition, as seen in the pictures,with overall tonal aging and slight age tanning around the edges. Other than a couple of minor age spots on each map, and a repair to the upper left corner of the Canada West map, the maps are very clean with a nice antique quality that is rare to fine and still vibrant color as can be seen in the pictures. The maps are blank on the reversewith original hand-color as issued.Each map could be trimmed and framed for resale or used to show in your map room, All the pictures are of the actual maps you will receive.
The actual mapslookmuch better than the pictures show.
Biography of Samuel Augustus Mitchell: For over 50 years, Samuel Augustus Mitchell and his successors were one of the most prominent publishers of maps and atlases in the United States.Augustus Mitchell was born in Bristol, Connecticut in 1792. His father emigrated from Scotland in 1773. While little is known about his early schooling, it is known that Mitchell found the quality of early geography text books to be lacking, and determined that he would write and publish better works. This decision led him to relocate to Philadelphia in 1829 or 1830, which was then the center of commercial publishing in America.
Mitchellâ€™s first cartographic work was the re-issue of Anthony Finleyâ€™s New American Atlas in 1831,issued in serial format from 1818 to 1822 and as a complete work from 1823 onward. Following publication of the New American Atlas, Mitchell began issuing the individual maps in pocket map format. Beginning in 1834, Mitchell began offering reduced sized Tourist Pocket Maps of a number of states in the United States. J.H. Young and D. Haines are listed as the engravers on these maps. In 1832, Mitchell offered the first edition of his Travelers Guide Through the United States, A Map of the Roads, Distances, Steam Boat & Canal Routes, etc. By J.H. Young, this would become one of his most popular and enduring works. The map of the United States was done by steel engraving, one of the earliest uses of a steel engraving in map publishing in America. Beginning in 1839, Mitchell also began publication of his school atlas. This work and variant editions for older and younger students, was issued by Mitchell and his successors from 1839 to 1886.
In 1860, Mitchellâ€™s son Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. began issuing Mitchellâ€™s New General Atlas. While his father had continued to issue wall maps and other works, this appears to be his sonâ€™s first entry into the trade.
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